Yesterday, we brought you the first images from Disney’s upcoming animated film Winnie the Pooh. While I’ve never been a huge fan of the property (I always thought Pooh’s world was rather dull even as a child), this trailer makes the movie look charming. It also feels like something done out of love and respect for the property as opposed to something like 2005’s Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. The animation also looks gorgeous and it looks like they’re aiming for humor that will make kids laugh without making their parents cringe.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Winnie the Pooh opens on July 15, 2011.
Thanks to The Film Stage for the heads-up.
Here’s the official synopsis for Winnie the Pooh:
Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Well a tail is either there or it isn’t there,” said Pooh. “And yours isn’t… there.” Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some hunny. Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters July 15, 2011.